The ANU School of Art and Design(SOA&D) equips students with specialised skills for professional careers in the visual arts, media arts and design industries. The school’s philosophy embraces an interdisciplinary and flexible approach to art education, where new technologies augment traditional media.
Staff include renowned practising artists and researchers who lead hands-on courses. Students have access to a range of creative facilities and equipment including our Digital Fabrication Lab, Inkjet Research Facility and a dedicated art library and several multi-purpose gallery spaces.
Located in an iconic art deco building on the ANU campus in central Canberra, the school has drawn on its proximity to Australia’s national galleries and museums to build a strong reciprocal relationship with major cultural institutions for teaching and learning.
The artist-in-residence and international exchange program have established strong connections with a global network of leading artists and institutions. A range of outreach programs and events hosted by SOA&D enliven the cultural community of Canberra.